Works great for both coffee and tea. I bought this for making coffee but also use it with loose tea leaves in the same filter basket as the ground coffee. It works great for both as long as you use enough tea leaves or coffee grounds. I put my Sweet & Low in the mug before I brew either, and then after brewing I add milk to the coffee. I use a measuring cup to put 16 OZ of water in the maker's water chamber so that I have space for that milk, rather than fill to the line. Then press the button and go away until I hear the click when it shuts off, and then wait another minute for the brew to finish draining into the mug. Works every time...
Me and my coffee maker. Let's start off with the fact that I am a taxi driver. I have no real set schedule but whenever I wake up I go over to an area of witch I live. I call it my coffee station. My Black, Black and Decker coffee maker sits on a table which I had to make because nothing else looked right so I had to make my own table made of oak from scraps I found in yard sales. On that there is containers of coffee too sugar stirring implements and a multicolored green, red, brown, beige geometrically designed tablecloth that's just a little too small which makes it look kind of sexy. I have to admit it is kind of a focus point but some people actually asked me is that where I pray. My friends like to go over there and make coffee or tea. And all because of the coffee maker that you made.
Nice little machine! There are a number of negative reviews on this site, but mine won't be another. I've bought this coffee maker twice, the second time only because I broke the carafe and a replacement was only a few dollars cheaper than an entirely new machine. I used the first one for years without a problem and it was still working when I replaced it (due to the broken carafe). I've had this current one for about year now and it too has been without issue, and I feel it makes a great cup of coffee! So, to each his own I guess, but I haven't found anything wrong with this coffee maker!
Gets the job done. I've had this coffee maker for about a year now. I only use it to make 1 mug size and it tastes fine. I like that it takes up very little space on my counter. As far as smells or tastes of plastic, I have not noticed any. I guess a timer would help and if you pour the pot too fast the lid may pop up a little too much and some coffee will spill out. But really minor problems. Great value for the price!
Owned for 4 year and makes great Coffee. We have owned this model for 4+ years. It is easy to add the water as the lid opens up very wide and there is plenty of room to pour it in. We haven't had a problem with it spilling. We take our thumb and slightly raise the lid and it pours great. It has the great sneak a cup feature and doesn't over fill the basket when we pour two cups. I am actually surprised so many have had issues. We purchased another model for company to make decaf and it made us realize what a great little coffee maker this model really is! Wish it came with more SS bling but will be happy with what we get.
Auto shut off is great. This is the second B&D coffeemaker I've bought. Mine you, the Brew N Go still works perfectly, but my cm618 is even more compact and travels every where with me. As I order Gevalia coffee, I prefer to make my own coffee each morning. When I make coffee, I usually make two cups. This coffeemaker makes 2 cups, therefore, you need to put in two scoops of coffee so it will brew the perfect cup. They are both very goof products.
Got rid of my disc brewer after buying this. Use this item daily for over a year now and have never had any types of leaks that the other posters have complained about. Honestly I threw away the travel mug that came with it because I only use the Contigo auto seal travel mugs and the regular size of the Contigo fits perfect. The coffee maker has enough water capacity to easily fill my mug with little extra to spare. The coffee basket is also large enough to handle the 3 or 4 scoops of coffee I NEED early in am.
Excellent -- but... I received this coffee maker as a gift and am pleased with it. However, in my opinion, there is a design flaw in the carafe. When making a pot of 10 or more cups, you can't pour evenly into a cup without coffee flowing straight from the carafe onto the table or floor. That's the only problem I've experienced.
Great Product. After reading the reviews I was shocked to read such problems, I have owned my B&D programmable Coffee maker for over 6 years and it has been wonderful. I love the programming features. I love the auto shut off, I would like to see a way to change the auto shut off for when I am home all day and continue to drink the coffee. I have a Keurig, had an expresso machine and through all those I still enjoy my Black and Decker coffee maker. Thank you for my great product. and to those with bad reviews I am sorry you did not have the same great experience.
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